Have you ever considered hiring site security?
If you haven’t, perhaps you should start to consider it!
Here is why…
You don’t have to search very far on the internet to find a report regarding the amount of money crime is costing the Construction Industry year on year. A report issued earlier this year has revealed that approximately 500 items of machinery, was reported as stolen from construction sites every month in 2014. Furthermore, it was recorded that 1 in 5 sites experienced vandalism on a weekly basis.
Across the UK alone, theft and vandalism is estimated to cost the construction industry £400 million each year. It is a trend that unfortunately shows no sign of stopping. In a recent report by The Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB), they found that crime in the construction industry varies from location to location, and the type of project based at the site. During their report, the CIOB concluded that construction sites located in cities were more likely to be targeted by thieves or vandals than those in rural areas. In addition to these reports, it is thought that London is leading the way when it comes to construction site crime.
With the cost of crime still hitting the construction industry hard, why are construction companies not doing everything in their power to tackle this? These statistics alone only go to prove the real need for site security.
Some construction companies may only invest in CCTV or other such technologies, and although this may deter thieves and vandals in some cases, it will not wipe out theft and damage altogether. Investing in a site security company will not only deter thieves and vandals but also eradicate the unnecessary cost of replacing stolen machinery and equipment. What to look for in a security firm is that there reliable and professional. It is best to go with a company that offers site security London wide, as they will have the experience to go through with the job.